Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Whole New Year!

Welcome to a brand New Year. We hope you all had a wonderful 2008. for us 2008 was a whirlwind of a year-new house, new baby, new schools, new business-whew!
This year we have decided to try something new instead of new years resolutions we have all made a list of things we all would like to do this year. I got this idea from my friends blog. Every year she posts things she wants to accompolish that year. I thought this would be a fun thing for our family. Then as we go out and do some of the things off our lists we can post about what we thought and if it lived up to the expectation. So keep coming back and checking out our blog to see what we have been doing in Oregon. Here are our lists..........

Pax: 10 things I want to do in 2009
1.) Go camping
2.) lose 20 pounds
3.) Dunk a basketball
4.) take guitar lessons
5.) go to a Blazers game
6.) go to every brewery in Portland
7.) surprise the entire family with something awesome
8.) go on 4 vacations
9.) home brew some beer
10.) do 50 pushups in a row

Julie: 10 things I want to do in 2009
1.) See Mt. St. Helens
2.) Have a beer with Pax at 3 new McMenimins in Oregon or Washington
3.) take a sewing class
4.) Go camping on Oregon's southern coast
5.) Go rowing, kayaking, or canoeing
6.) Finish a scrapbook of each of the girls-just there first year
7.) take a wine tour of Oregon wineries
8.) Stay downtown at a hotel and act like a tourist for the day
9.) Go to a Suns/Blazers game with Pax (note Suns first)
10.) Bike the eastside esplanade with the family

Ethel: 10 things I want to do in 2009
1.) ride a horse on a trail-a big horse not a shetland pony
2.) learn 4th finger on the violin
3.) join a swim team
4.) go to a pottery place and paint pottery
5.) practice on my 2 wheeler bike and get really good
6.) go to Seaside, Or. on my birthday
7.) expand my snowglobe collection
8.) make a huge snowman next winter
9.) take Daddy and KayKay to SushiLand
10.) go to a Blazers game with Daddy and KayKay

Katherine: 10 things I want to do in 2009
1.) take a ballet class
2.) learn to play the piano
3.) spend lots of time with my little sister
4.) get really good at riding my skateboard
5.) learn to read
6.) swim all the way across the pool and back by myself
7.) goto Kids Club
8.) spend the night with mimmie and granddaddie at their hotel
9.) have a tea party with my grandma
10.) go camping on the beach

Ruthie: A (10 things I want to do in 2009)
1.) crawl
2.) get some more teeth-1 have 2 already
3.) walk
4.) talk in sentences-I say 5 words already
5.) see the pacific ocean and play in the sand
6.) go camping with my family
7.) ride in my burly bike trailer
8.) turn 1 and have a party
9.) have some playdates with my friends
10.) ride facing forward in my carseat

We hope you have a wonderful 2009 check back for pictures and updates of how we are doing